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Category Buyer/Planner




£25000 - £35000/annum


Posted: 15/01/2022

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This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a world leader in the supply of high quality bespoke and generic packaging machinery for the FMCG market. They design, manufacture and assemble innovative and cost-effective machinery to suit their customers’ needs.

To support both new markets growth strategy and existing product, my client are looking to recruit a Category Buyer / Planner into their existing team of 12 people. The Supply Chain team takes care of the supply chain end to end, from NPI sourcing through to the final destination of the product in furtherance of our customers’ automation journey.

* Purchased category ownership (categories to be confirmed)

* Negotiate and commit purchase orders aligned to business schedule requirements

* Interrogation of bill of materials leading to sourcing decision making

* Negotiate and implement partnership agreements with business Premier and Preferred suppliers

* Manage schedule adherence from external supply partners in line with business requirements

* Update and communicate latest lead-time situation for responsible categories

* Identification and implementation of cost saving and working capital initiatives

* Identify, qualify and implement new and secondary sources of supply or alternative product ranges thus mitigating supply risk

* Resolution of supplier queries; liaison with relevant departments and timely response to suppliers

* Responsibility for returned and rejected products to sustainable corrective action(s)

* Provide quotations in furtherance of spares revenue stream enquiries

* Preparation and release of BOR’s and management of any relative changes

Skills and Experience

* Proven track record with Purchasing in an Engineering/Manufacturing environment

* CIPS/MCIPS status - Desirable

* Experienced in dealing with multiple suppliers and comfortable negotiating

This role is based on-site with some home working involved

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